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Ocean Views Artist Retreat Stroll to Beach, 2Min to Mendo, walk to Russian Gulch

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10+)

OCEAN TRAILS MENDOCINO ARTIST RETREAT

Get away to the glorious Mendocino coast and stay in a truly inspired dream house -- local artist Erin Dertner’s appointed getaway by the sea, receiving guests since the Spring of 2009. Boasting four bedrooms all with ocean views, 4 full baths, a large great room and a pool parlor that can become a 5th bedroom. The Retreat is spacious and non-allergenic, with mostly tile and hardwood floors. Enjoy the outdoor area with large gas grill and 2 picnic tables and a new (2015) 60 jet, 6 person, hot tub. Fenced-in area great for dogs to hang out.

Only 1.5 mi north of the village of Mendocino, yet far enough away to experience total peace and quiet. Russian Gulch State Park borders part of the house, and its a pleasant stroll on our private lane right into the park entrance (free admission for walk-ins) where you can walk along the headland trails, see a sinkhole, walk to the beach, hike to a waterfall, bike on a path through the gulch, and have glorious picnics on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Enjoy the ample “cook’s kitchen”, the expansive deck and the comfortable quarters, complete with Erin’s artwork adorning every room. We're on the west/ocean side of highway 1 in a location many consider to be the most desirable for vacation homes in Mendocino, with ocean views to the south and west, from the living area and from all the bedrooms.

Perfect for 8 people, but can accommodate 2 extra people comfortably and seat 10 at the dining table; there is room to sleep more people, but please inquire as approval is needed. The master has a king bed and lavish bath with a 2 person shower and giant tub. A 2nd large room with king bed has its own bath with shower, while a queen bedded room and a bedroom with a set of twins (that can be made into a king) share a roomy bath with large shower. The living room and both king bedded rooms have ample floor space for futons while the entry/pool room has a trundle for 2, which is also connected to the 4th full bathroom. With televisions in the living room and Art Studio room, many books, board games and your own pool hall, this is a perfect spot for groups of all ages.

The vacation home is regularly monitored by the owners to maintain quality, and is professionally managed, to give guests at Ocean Trails a worry-free vacation experience.

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More Details

Owner
Kim Hodges
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Kim Hodges

Hardy and Kim Hodges have been in real estate for over 15 years and continually seek hidden gems---this dream vacation home in Mendocino, appointed by well-known local artist Erin Dertner, is sure to satisfy. We have been operating vacation rentals in the NYC area for about ten years, and have experience ensuring our guests have a great, relaxing, time.

Personal interests include cosmology, hiking and bicycling, and traveling the world with our two daughters. Our primary home is in Marin County (CA), across the Golden Gate bridge from San Francisco.

Why Kim Hodges chose North Coast

Location, location, and views! Virtually 'next door' to Mendocino Village, but in a quiet and exclusive neighborhood widely considered the most desirable location for vacation renting on the north coast. The Retreat borders Russian Gulch State Park, an amazing park with trails, bluffs, beach, waterfalls, and biking---accessed by an easy stroll into park. And then the lovely ocean views...

What makes this house unique

Guest Comments: 'The bed was so comfortable that we went home and bought the same kind.' 'We leave here happy, peaceful and rested.' 'Loved every minute here, you thought of everything, the view, the remodel, the stove...we are looking forward to returning soon.' 'Your kitchen is equipped better than my house and I've lived there for 10 years!' 'We absolutely loved everything about your house. Looking from this gorgeous view was a real treat. You had all the amenities of any first rate spa, except no spa is surrounded by such gorgeous artwork.' 'We had a wonderful time in your home and truly appreciate your work in accomodating all TEN of us. It is amazingly spacious and has the most gorgeous view over lovely gardens, natural habitat and the sea. On the morning we left, two deer ambled into the driveway and helped themselves to some of your flora. Since we live in the city, it was a thrill to see them 'up close and personal,' as my daughter likes to say. I also appreciated all of the little touches you arranged and the ample use of your kitchenware!'

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Loved every minute here, you thought of everything, the view, the remodel, the stove...we are looking forward to returning soon." "Your kitchen is equipped better than my house and I've lived there for 10 years!" "We absolutely loved everything about your house. Looking from this gorgeous view was a real treat. You had all the amenities of any first rate spa, except no spa is surrounded by such gorgeous artwork." "We had a wonderful time in your home and truly appreciate your work in accomodating all TEN of us. It is amazingly spacious and has the most gorgeous view over lovely gardens, natural habitat and the sea. On the morning we left, two deer ambled into the driveway and helped themselves to some of your flora. Since we live in the city, it was a thrill to see them "up close and personal," as my daughter likes to say. I also appreciated all of the little touches you arranged and the ample use of your kitchenware!"
Jan 2010
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Amenities

Mendocino House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 full bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2 portable futons
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Ocean Views Artist Retreat Stroll to Beach, 2Min to Mendo, walk to Russian Gulch
average rating of 4.6222224 based on 47 reviews
Northern California
5

Love this house and love this location!!

  • 5 of 5

When you walk into this house you just feel home. It's charming, cozy, in a great location, has everything you need and more. The layout is perfect for families, especially if you have kids. Wish it was my full time home! Will definitely rent again!! Thank you, thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Greatest Place in Mendocino for a Group

  • 5 of 5

We loved our three days at Ocean Views Artist Retreat. There were 8 adults and one almost-three-year old. The space fit us perfectly. There is a large living room with windows all around and a ginormous couch, an open, granite-topped counters in a large kitchen with plenty of room for group cooking, and a separate rec room with a pool table. There are two "master" bedrooms, very spacious, with private bathrooms, and two smaller bedrooms that share a bathroom. One of those smaller bedrooms has a single bed in it; the other smaller bedroom has two twin beds. So the furniture and bedrooms are versatile and accommodate different renters' grouping.

The beds are good. The outside space for eating and the hot tub were great. This is a comfortable, relaxing venue. The furniture is somewhat mismatched, garage sale specials if that bothers you. It did not bother us. We liked the walking proximity to Russian Gulf Park and beach. You have to like a home rental where you are greeted by a sign that says "Welcome weary travelers!" The only thing missing is we could not find kitchen cleaning things, so bought and donated scouring pads, brushes, kitchen washcloths, etc.

Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very Large, Great Layout and Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5

Really nice property in a great location. I was there with my girlfriend and senior dog and it really worked out well as it was all one level. It was extremely spacious and very well laid out with all the amenities you could ask for.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Lovely house with ample space for the whole family. 4 bathrooms and showers was great. Great hikes.

  • 5 of 5

Nice kitchen to work in. Ample seating. Large barbecue made preparing fairly easy for many. Hot tub had a band aid in it which was offputting but otherwise clean and maintained and many in the group enjoyed it after a long, long hike. Pretty nice place. Saw deer and jack rabbits and lots of stars out window. Fantastic ocean view.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Napa Valley
3

Great location.

  • 3 of 5

There were 8 of us at the house - 5 adults, two 16-year-old girls and one 11-year-old girl, our granddaughters. The house isn't anything fancy but the floor plan was perfect for our cooking-oriented family. The girls took full advantage of the pool table and hot tub and I took full advantage of the piano! It's waaaaay out of tune but if there's a piano I'll be playing it. The backyard was perfect for our two dogs and the neighborhood is beautiful and conducive to walking.

We walked right into the entrance of Russian Gulch State Park and continued under the bridge to the trail head and walked a total of 7 miles! Unfortunately, we didn't make it to the waterfall as the trail has become treacherous in some places for children and dogs. And Glass Beach is no more! Inconsiderate jerks have taken all the sea glass. So disappointing.

We would definitely come back - such a perfect location.

p.s. Still the dank smell coming from the laundry room. It's pretty bad and we kept the door closed at all times.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, Ca
5

Fun time in Mendocino enhanced by our beautiful accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

Nicely appointed rooms - great views - huge kitchen supplied with the "necessaries" - pool table was a fun addition for four women celebrating our respective birthdays!! Four separate bedrooms allowed us our private spaces yet beautiful views from living space and deck gave us places to be together. Located close to Mendo but also close enough to enjoy Fort Bragg adventures as well.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Map

Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Patterson's Pub
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Little River Inn

Too many great restaurants to list. Aquatic center with water slide in nearby Fort Bragg. Pt. Cabrillo Lighthouse less than 5 minutes by car. Mendocino village 2-3 minutes by car. Russian Gulch State Park 5 minute walk to entrance. Big River Beach in Mendocino, 4 minutes by car.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night
Damage Deposit $250

There is a Pet fee of $20 per pet per night---pet fee is accounted and billed separately and not included in VRBO quote since VRBO cannot account for multiple pets or nights. If 2 nights are booked in low season the rate is $900 for both nights---the rate calculated from VRBO is incorrect if the 2 nights are not both on fri and sat.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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